I do believe that reading is the main key to opening our minds and achieving our goals. A simple example is buying a toy for our kid(s). Before we buy it, we must read information about the product just to make sure it’s appropriate. Reading provides us with knowledge and exercises our brain and mind to build our character.
I applied this concept to my life and to my kids. I have three children. When they were just babies, I read books to all of them, showed them the pictures, and explained the content to them. When they started junior kindergarten, I always brought them to the library to read and borrow books for the whole week. At home, I taught them how to read the alphabet, words, and simple sentences. By repeating these activities, they were able to read books quickly.
By the way, I have a formal background as a journalist back home in Indonesia, where I obtained a degree in journalism. Writing is my passion because through words I can share my views with others.